Damon Albarn and his fabulous band play songs old and new.
Photos: Damon Albarn Unofficial
08 December 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media
‘Pop, afrobeat, musical, alternative rock, psychedelic funk, trip hop… Dirty boy, icon, fairy godmother, passer-by… On the front of the stage, hidden behind cartoon characters, surrounded by other high-flying musicians… In his thirty-year career Damon Albarn has juggled styles, projects and labels. Always surprising, this is what has made the success of the Briton.
‘In the spring of 2014, Damon Albarn released his first “personal record” (in his own words): Everyday Robots. It was the first time the mastermind behind Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Rocket Juice & The Moon had been seen solo.
‘At the ARTE Concert Festival, Damon Albarn performs live a new stage of this solo adventure: The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, a declaration of love to Iceland. Flanked by several musicians, the Briton makes our eyes shine with a poetic and orchestral concert.’
Concert filmed on 5 November 2021 at the Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
In partnership with France Inter, Les Inrockuptibles, and Libération
0:00 The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
5:12 The Cormorant
8:57 Royal Morning Blue
12:38 Lonely Press Play
16:20 Go Back
22:17 The Tower of Montevideo
27:10 The Poison Tree
32:17 Hong Kong
37:08 Daft Wader
39:53 Out of Time
44:13 El Mañana
50:03 Darkness to Light
54:26 On Melancholy Hill
1:07:49 This Is a Low